Buffaloes Junior consolidate lead

HARARE - Buffaloes Junior maintained their lead at the top of the Zifa Eastern Region Division One log despite playing to a goalless draw with second-placed Mutare City at the weekend.

With two games to go before the end of the season, Shadreck Mugurasave’s side now top the log standing with 63 points, one ahead of Mutare City.

“The competition in the Eastern Region is very stiff. I’m happy we maintained our top position,” Buffaloes Junior assistant coach Richmond Marandu told the Daily News yesterday.

“At this stage we told our boys that we need to avoid complacency as you know that we need to win our two remaining games if we want to win the championship at the end of the season.

“Our expectation is to finish the season on top of the log and with the players we have I am confident we will achieve our targets.”

Buffaloes will play Ruwa United and Mwenezana in their remaining two matches.

“There is no an easy game at this stage, we are going to put maximum effort in our remaining two matches both against Mwenezana and Ruwa who are good teams so there is no need to underrate them,” he said.

Buffaloes Junior have some former Premiership players in their ranks which gives them much needed experience in the title run-in.

Veteran striker Evans Chikwaikwai and Farai Banda are some of the players who now turn-out for the Mutare-based.

“The experience played an important part to be where we are as a club, however also our juniors showed character and are hungry for success,” Marandu said.

Results

Eastern Region: Tenax 2 Renco Mine 1, Mutare Poly 1 Black Eagles 1, Eastern Stars 3 Gutu 0 Chihvu Stars 0 Mwenezana3, ZRP Masvingo 2 Ruwa United 2, Buffaloes Junior 0 Mutare City 0, Gaza Gunners 0 FC Three Leaves 2, Surrey 3 Masvingo United 2

Southern Region: Tsholotsho 1 Hwange Under 20 0, News West 0 Technosphere 0, Elephants 1 Plumtree Chiefs 1, Quelaton 1 Trumus 2, Mpumalanga 0 black Boots 0, ZPC Hwange 1 Old Nic Mine 0

Comments (1)

So what will happen are we saying we will have 2 Buffalos in the Premier league?

maita - 18 November 2014

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